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post #1 of 4 Old 06-08-2007, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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continus testing units

do those continus testing items that stay in the tank to monitor ammonia and ph and such work well? how accurate are they?

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-10-2007, 07:40 PM
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they suck. i have bought two diff brands, and neither one of them worked. one of them never changed colors, even when I had an spike in ammonia, and the other one changed all the time, extreme highs and lows. luckily i was skeptical enough to keep checking with my regualr test kits- otherwise i might have lost all my fish. don't waste your money!

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-10-2007, 07:51 PM
I would never use them. I think the fun in the tank is doing the test's your self.
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-19-2007, 12:50 AM
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what about the digital in-sump or tank units?

Saltwater 4foot (67gal) and Reef Rock/Plugs (300)Sump (12gal) with a 3000ltr/hr return pump(32watts)
1x 6025, 3 x TUNZE 6045 for flow.
Aquasonic Skimmer with 3000ltr pump
16watt UV. *5 Lights: 2 Actinics and 2 Daylights and 1 Gro-Lux.
*Fish @ the moment: Powder Blue Tang, South Seas Devil, Mandarinfish, Lemon Peel, Bi-colour angel, Coral beauty, Scopas Tang(4in), Coral Banded Shrimp(been in tank for 4/5yrs) and a Dusky Anemonefish(3in).. and 2 Red Base Sand Anemones..A pair peppermint shrimps.
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